|02-27-2017 07:35 PM|
I posted in this thread back on page-5.
Posting here again to share (new thread) info on this same subject. Posted by new member Plas62 about his access panel cut-out on a 2005 Focus. ->
Great job with pictures @Plas62
|04-09-2016 07:38 PM|
|Shinplaster||I just did this and it worked perfectly. Thank you for posting.|
|03-12-2016 04:30 PM|
I would like to do this on my car but use shears, snips, or a an air powered nibbler to cut it (no sparks) . What is the thickness of the metal ( in " gage " ) ?
Also there ia a fuel pump replacement ( with access hole ) video for a 2005 Ford Focus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCJ5FG0UTIc
|03-09-2016 01:54 PM|
Are you getting any check engine codes? might need to drive it more. Could be that you forgot to hook something up? Fuel Filter? Coil pack? Either way, asking in a dedicated thread will get you better answers.
|03-09-2016 01:36 PM|
I don't know if my fuel pump is bad or going bad. My issue is that I just built a new engine for the car. Used all the existing fuel components after installation. It's a 2.0L SOHC. Car starts and runs beautifully. I start driving and after a short time, maybe 5 min., when I come to a stop and depress the accelerator pedal it stalls. Then I can restart it and drive. Seems to be inconsistent since I can floor it and it goes fine, then stop and upon giving it gas it stalls out. Happened on the freeway the first day. I put it in cruise control and when it needed to accelerate, it felt like it just shut off but then it restarted, probably because of my speed, then I nursed it home. Put in another fuel pressure regulator but still have the problem. Fuel pump???:
|01-21-2016 10:52 AM|
|01-21-2016 10:39 AM|
When I installed my Ford Racing Whipple supercharger upgrade in my GT500, access was not the problem, is was stuffing that Dual Pump back into the tank through the hole that looks like the Focus's size. I sure cut my hand up. There even was hoses from the other tank that had to be attached back once it was partially in. That was harder than reconnecting the modified EGR tube the kit came with and that was another real bear to install as it seemed to be 3/8" too long and there were compression type fittings that had to be connected that you really could not see when installing.
I did love the 750 HP after it was done and it ran so much like stock till you made the mistake of getting into the power band area, then hold on. I know there are other people that have had much more powerful cars but my GT500 was so drive-able and the car did handle pretty well and it was not a single purpose drag strip vehicle.
To bad that I do not think there will be another 2016+ GT500 with all of its improvements.
|01-20-2016 01:21 AM|
Cut-out location for those with a metal fuel tank
Access panel cut-out on the left side (see pic below) was the standard, normal, older car location but was NOT needed because of the redesign of the tank. Only the center cutout is needed, and only if you have a metal fuel tank. Pic is from a 2004 PZEV Wagon; and will be the same on the Sedan and Hatchback. Not sure, but I believe this access panel location will be the same for others, 2003 to 2007.
Edit: This comment might already be inside this thread, not sure->
Performing this cutout is (1) highly dangerous, please work slow and careful (2) both smart & dumb -the fuel pump replacement is done professionally by dropping the tank instead (3) could be justified by concerns of damaging misc old fittings & hoses if dropping the tank; or other reasons/excuses.
|01-18-2016 08:35 PM|
|03-24-2015 08:55 PM|
And I'll just add to close my swap "adventure".
According to RA staff, Delphi bought out Spectra and substituted their original model with Spectra's (while keeping the same price and making no remark of this change, nice try Delphi). DO NOT BUY ONE, especially at Dephi price level. You'll curse trying to fit fuel line into either of these, you'll curse more if you had to spend 40$ extra. I've got some price difference refunded (not all of it) but even then my weekend time is not free, not to mention the aggravation. Had I received the module mid week (no time to mount it immediately) I'd first arranged for return and went with better module (or just got one from junk yard and and saved a bundle). I got the vehicle ready just in time for next snow storm (and prepped for trip across States in 2 weeks) but I regret rushing it (and falling for Dephi's scam, yep, I see no other name for this renaming bs).
See you on the road (for now I'm done with whole bunch of rebuilds that should keep my zx3 running into 200k).
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